Question from Josie M.: I have a photographer friend who uses her phone as a remote for her Canon DSLR.
She said she’s been doing this for a couple of years and she doesn’t even know where her real remote is anymore.
Do you know if I can do the same thing with my LG Rebel 4 phone and Nikon D3400 DSLR?
If so, how does it work?
I really like the idea of being able to carry around one less piece of equipment.
Rick’s answer: You sure can Josie, and it’s very easy to set up. All you need to do is download a free app called DSLR Remote from the Google Play Store.
I used to have a small remote that I used with my DSLRs, but I lost it and started using this app instead.
It works great, and it’s very simple to use. Basically, you just need to set your camera to “Remote Control” mode and then run the app on your phone.
By the way, the DSLR Remote app works with a bunch of different Android phones and digital cameras. You can check the app’s compatibility with your gear on the its Google Play page.
I hope this helps. Good luck!
Update from Josie: Thanks so much Rick! I downloaded the app and it’s awesome!
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